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The Fostex MR-8HD/CD is an inexpensive 8-track desktop digital hard disk recorder with a 40GB hard drive and a built-in CD-RW drive for creating CD masters. It offers over 15 hours of recording time at 16-bit/44.1 resolution. The unit supports the FAT32 disk format and full professional WAV file recording. The MR-8HD/CD is equipped with phantom power for all four XLR microphone inputs and offers simultaneous recording on up to four tracks.
Those familiar with mixing work surfaces will delight in the knobs, sliders, and easily-navigated user interface of the MR-8HD/CD. Other features include microphone and amplifier simulator processing, onboard reverb and delay effects processors, optical and USB digital connectors, and dual headphone outputs. This workstation is a worthy production solution for songwriters, bands, location audio recording, and event videography post-production facilities on a budget.
Recording to 40GB internal 3.5" HD offering more than 15 hours of 8-track recording at 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution
Built-in CD-RW drive for creating CD masters
4 XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
Up to 4 tracks of simultaneous recording
Full-track bouncing to a new song
Built-in effects include reverb, delay, and guitar amp and microphone simulation
Analog Guitar Distortion with dedicated knob
FAT32 disk format and WAV file recording
USB port for stereo WAV file transfer to and from PC with full drive access from PC
"WAV Manager" software available for transfer of multiple mono files to and from PC
S/PDIF digital out for digital mastering on an external MD or CD recorder; USB Host port for CD burning on standard external CD-R drive
Dual headphone outputs
Comprehensive backlit LCD for menu-driven system navigation with dedicated switches and menu/enter button
Sliders for all mono and stereo channels, separate Master volume slider, pan and effects knobs for all mono channels
In the Box
Fostex MR-8HD/CD - 8-Track Digital Recorder with Built-In CD-RW
1 Year Limited Warranty
Table of Contents
Desktop Digital Hard Disk Recorder
Number of Tracks
40GB 3.5" (E-IDE type)
Max Simultaneous Recording
Max Simultaneous Playback
Approx. 15.7 hours (8 Tracks on 40GB)
D to A Converters
20Hz - 20kHz
88dB or More (Typical)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
Not Specified by Manufacturer
3 x Mic Simulation 3 x Amp Simulation 3 x Reverb 3 x Delay 3 x Mastering Effects
128 x 64-dot Backlit LCD
CD Burning Capabilities
Vari Pitch Control
Yes, MIDI Out
Word Clock I/O
4 x Single Channel Faders 2 x Stereo Faders 1 x Master Fader 4 x Input Channel Trim Knobs 1 x Input A Distortion Knob 4 x Input Channel Peak LED Indicators 1 x Headphone Volume Knob 4 x Pan Knobs 4 x Effects Send Knobs 4 x Channel On/Off Switches 6 x Record Select Switches 3 x Mic/Amp Simulator Switches 4 x Effect Select Switches 1 x Effect Time Trim Knob 3 x Mastering Effect Type Switches
4 x 3-pin XLR Female, Balanced 1 x 1/4" TS Phone Hi-Z/Line, Unbalanced 3 x 1/4" TS Phone Line, Unbalanced 1 x 1/4" TRS Phone Insert 1 x 1/4" TS Phone Footswitch In
2 x 1/4" TS Phone L,R, Unbalanced 2 x 1/4" TRS Stereo Headphone 1 x TOSLINK Optical SPDIF Digital Out 1 x MIDI Out 1 x USB(B Type) 1 x USB Host(A Type)
Yes, 2 x 1/4" Stereo Phone
12.3 x 10.4 x 3.5" (312 x 264 x 88mm)
6.6 lb (3 kg)
40GB Internal EIDE Hard Drive Hi-Z Guitar/Instrument Input Dual USB Ports Built-In CD-RW for CD Mastering
Fostex MR-8HD/CD - 8-Track Digital Recorder with Built-In CD Burner Review